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Your place of never-ending curiosity and inspiration is expanding to offer even more access to history, science, and culture.

 
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The Robot Zoo

Opens June 22
Explore the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work at The Robot Zoo!
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Building Buddies

Now Open!
Building Buddies is now open, Inviting families to embark on a delightful journey of exploration and creativity.
Visitors Exploring Fashion and Nature Exhibit

Fashion + Nature

Examine the relationship between the natural world and the fashion industry.

Upcoming

We’re excited to share exhibitions and events designed to inspire.

Chaffee Planetarium

Don’t miss out on stellar shows  including Anishinaabe Star Knowledge, The Dark Side Light Show, and our latest planetarium presentation, Planet Explorers

GR Stories: Loving in Grand Rapids

Celebrate Loving Day by learning more about the impact of Loving vs. Virginia (1967) with a panel of local families whose relationships were affirmed by the court decision.

Register for Camp Curious

Camp Curious General Registration is now open! Sign your campers up for unforgettable summer experiences with history, science, and culture.

Summer Light Show Double Features

Join us on the second Fridays of June, July, and August for two stunning back-to-back light shows set to classics by Queen and Pink Floyd in the Planetarium. 

The GRPM boasts one of Michigan’s largest collections of historical and cultural artifacts and scientific specimens that tell the stories of West Michigan and the wider world.

Explore the Community Collections with 250,000+ Artifacts & Specimens.

Build Your Ideal Museum Field Trip.

Including free and affordable onsite and virtual programming to connect to curriculum and inspire curiosity.

Become a Member.

Take Your Curiosity to the Next Level!

  • Free admission every day of the year
  • Discounts to planetarium shows, camps and more
  • Free admission to 300+ museums and science centers nationwide
  • Free parking in the Museum’s ramp
  • Pays for itself in less than 2 visits

Late Opening Notice.

On Saturday, May 11, the Museum will open at 12 p.m. due to road closures for the Amway River Bank Run.

Early Closure Notice.

The Museum will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 for Museum Adventure After Dark. Tickets are still available!